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Pakistan reports fourth case of polio virus in a year

Pakistan reports fourth case of polio virus in a year

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported its fourth case of polio this year after the Pakistan National Polio Laboratory confirmed that a 13-month-old boy in North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was paralysed by wild polio virus.

PM kicks off anti-polio drive, seeks concerted efforts to defeat menace

PM kicks off anti-polio drive, seeks concerted efforts to defeat menace

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday kicked off the polio eradication campaign in the country by administering vaccination drops to some children and directed the federal and provincial governments to address the challenges of persistently missed children and fake finger marking.

National polio drive announced after detection of three cases

National polio drive announced after detection of three cases

ISLAMABAD: As three cases of polio have been reported after a gap of 15 months, the national polio programme has decided to launch a campaign across the country to boost the immunity level of 43.3 million children up to the age of five years.